Life of an American Fireman [2 versions]. 1903. USA. Directed by Edwin S. Porter. Produced by the Edison Company. 16mm. 12 min.
Porter’s original version is here followed by a later, re-edited version, a common practice with early films.
Correction Please, or How We Got in to Pictures. 1979. Great Britain . Directed by Noel Burch. 16mm. 52 min.
A unique exploration of early cinema and its evolution.
The Making of a Movie. 1957. USA. Written and directed by Tom Ryan. 16mm. 21 min.
Written and directed by Tom Ryan. A chronicle of the year and a half of work toward the completion of Otto Preminger’s Saint Joan.
Precious Images. 1986. USA. Directed and produced by Chuck Workman. 16mm. 7 min.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Directors Guild of America. A rapid-fire trip through the history of film, with over 400 images in seven minutes.